Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said during an Instagram live Monday night that she's "a survivor of sexual assault" and likened Republicans who said the country should "move on" from the U.S. Capitol insurrection to "abusers."
What she's saying: "The reason I’m getting emotional in this moment is because the folks who tell us to move on, that it’s not a big deal, that we should forget what’s happened, or even telling us to apologize, these are the same tactics of abusers," she said. "I'm a survivor of sexual assault."
- "And I haven’t told many people that in my life,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. "But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other.
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